It's 1945, and Stalin's army stands poised to conquer all of Europe. The only way to stop him is for Truman to bluff him down. To make the bluff work, C.G. Brandt, America's ultra-professional but very human spymaster, is forced to risk everything on Alex Lukas, an under-trained but bilingual secret agent. Lukas must escort a Soviet defector who will parachute into Bavaria with crucial information. But the defector's plane crashes; there is a gorgeous Communist spy in the drop area; and Lukas can't believe the amount of well-armed interest in his movements. Against all odds, he manages to get out with his skin intact. Then he's given new orders: to proceed to New Mexico, to a place called Los Alamos, pick up a crate, and deliver it to the Moscow embassy. In the crate is the key to the great bluff - the biggest card in Harry Truman's hand as he faces off with Joseph Stalin.More
"Accomplished storyteller Hunter keeps things moving apace in this thriller set during the closing months of WW II....Hunter's intriguing tale also offers a fascinating speculation as to the real purpose of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan." (Publishers Weekly)
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